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Closer Looks: Del Mar August 31, 2013

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Race 1

Anne's Seven Cats
Wraps added and she looked good vs. much softer in last but miss has never won at this distance; she lost ground late at this trip in the 2nd start of the year and would have liked to have seen a local drill; the 2/24 show horse won twice since, the last in a $12.5K Northlands claimer on 7/31 with a 60 Beyer; sharp, but could be in too tough.
 
Suances Flower
Runner was tabbed at 8-1 on the line here Thursday in an $8K claimer at a mile when she drew post 11; Kitchingman won a 3-way shake for her on the 28th; miss has more speed than she has flashed of late and the winner of the 6/23 race repeated in a $25K claimer, then lost twice; last win came in the 2011 closer in a $25K N2L spot; could slip in for a section.
 
Smil'n From Above
Runner entered a $16K claimer here but scratched from slot 2; one for 26 is a tough number to bet into no matter how you slice it; lone win came at a mile with a 54 Beyer; looking elsewhere for a key top horse.
 
Ghost N Your Heart
Off slow in the local debut; it could be a whole new ballgame if mare breaks with her field; repeatedly proven vs. tougher, in good hands and there seems to be enough speed in here to help the cause; she did only beat 3 horses in the last win; things will have to unfold just right.
 
Jet Blue Girl
Mare has much more speed than she just showed; she has had a tough year and there are now 2 regressions after the decent try in the Molly Brown; 9th finisher in last took a $44K ARP stakes next out, the winner repeated in a $17.5K NC allowance and 4 others ran in the money; look for her in the final stages if at all.
 
One Magical Girl
Four trainers put in claims for her on the 28th; best when sent along but she can track and still succeed; miss has the 3 races to draw from now and she showed she can handle these foes in the wins in 2012; miss has also trained fast for this; drill on the 25th was tied with Hendricks trainee Julio's Gold, who graduated here in a maiden $20K claimer on 7/27; interesting.
 
Rossi Reserve
Trainer took her back for the same client and won a 2-way shake; mare has always found a way to get to the wire first; miss has beaten higher-priced foes in her career and she should be within striking disance from the get go; consistent and dangerous.
 
Funny Belle
Nearly 4 times as many slices as wins; lone win this year came vs. much tougher but she double dropped last time into a live spot and gave way at crunch time; would not want to jump on too short a number here.
 
Night Dance
First time under purchase price this time, you would figure it to be an all-out go; races have been spotty this year and she got away with moderate splits in the win this year; must prove she can win outside conditioned claiming land; must pick it up.

Race 2

Schoolofhardrocks
Sire gets 12% first out winners from his offspring and the dam won her lone start which came on the lawn prior to dropping sprint winners from each of her 3 foals to race including G3 SW and 190K earner Coffee Clique who won first out as a juvenile; route is no easy task for a newcomer, but he draws inside and the barn knows how to get them ready.
 
Even Echo
Adds the hood after showing little at a big price first time out; barn hasn't had any recent luck with its second out runners and the lone interim drill wasn't anything special; dam's 2 wins did come going long but her other sibs to race are a combined 0 for 10 on the track.
 
Bourne Hot
Gets a new pilot for his return to the main track after showing solid early interest on the stretchout when moved to the infield here earlier in the month; colt's sire was a G1 SW sprinter and the dam's other foals were all better at one turn as well, though one did win routing; he's the only one in here with trip experience, though.
 
Southern Freedom
Beaten odds on chalk ran well when stretched out a panel in his second career start here and now he'll get a new pilot; he boasts a couple of solid interim drills for the initial route attempt and he is kin to minor SW and route winner Reconstruction who banked 117K, so he should take to the new trip; he's the one they'll have to beat.
 
Flat Gone
Didn't have enough to threaten when well behind the runner up who returns in this spot as well; colt did return to work a solid 5/8s last week for this and the barn is profitable second time out; dam dropped a route winner.
 
Confisio
Ran well to get second money when sent off at 22-1 in his sprint debut here 2 weeks ago and now he'll stretch out for a barn that hits at a nice clip second time out; he's kin to a route winner so he figures to handle the added ground and given the speed he's shown he figures to make the top in this spot; they'll probably have to run him down to win.
 
Neverwherecauseway
Barn doesn't win many races and they aren't known for their work right out of the box; colt has been working long of late and his sire does get 10% first out winners from his offspring; he's the first foal to race out of a dam who was 0 for 1 on the track.
 
Uncharted Course
Showed some improved lick from the fence second out and now he'll move to the outside slot; New York bred is kin to 3 time route winner and 167K earner Full of Intent so maybe the added ground helps him improve some, but a minor award looks to be his ceiling here.

Race 3

Danderek (GB)
Consistent performer will look to break running from the rail post but he's going to need to be careful to not get hooked up with Senator Bob through the opening stages; as long as he can avoid an early pace dispute, he figures to be in the hunt nearing the finish.
 
Husband's Folly
He was claimed for 12.5k just two starts ago and he is going to need to improve over his recent form in order to get the job done in this spot; it might be worth noting the presence of Nakatani aboard another in here.
 
So Elite
Stakes winning veteran has just a single win over turf from 15 starts and he was beaten by a number of today's rivals in his most recent race; perhaps he can land a minor award if he shows up with one of his better performances, but looking toward others for the top spot.
 
Sky Cape
Eight-year-old is a G2 winner racing over this turf course, and even though his best races might be behind him, he still seems to be plenty capable of showing up with a performance that is strong enough to make him competitive against competition of this caliber.
 
Senator Bob
Have to be at least mildly concerned with what he's shown in his three starts this year after having to take all of 2012 off, but his recent workouts look solid, and this gelding brings a lot of early speed with him.
 
Malibu Affair
Sire wins with approximately 11% of his turf starters and stakes placed dam won 3 of 11 starts for 116k, and she didn't make a turf start; he's a little interesting in his first turf test and he figures to be forwardly placed through the opening stages.
 
Midnight Crooner
Stakes winning veteran has a good deal of back class to call upon and like to see that he's gotten the job done in four of 10 turf starts; he may have simply needed his most recent race after taking some time off, and when seeing how consistent he's been during his career, it's probably a good idea to look for him to show up with a sharper try this time around.
 
Beachcombing
Multiple stakes placed veteran looks like a good fit at this level of competition and he finished close behind a couple of today's rivals in his two most recent races; perhaps a top try is on tap as he gets ready to make his third start back from a layoff.
 
Major Magic
He carries a stakes winning credential with him and he ran pretty well in his first start back from a layoff in his latest outing, a race that saw him finish behind a couple of these; not willing to count him out of it in this tough 25-22.5k claiming event.
 
Tippety Tap Tap
He has run races in the past that are strong enough to suggest that he has the ability to jump up with a competitive performance against these, but it's just tough to have confidence in him based on what he's been doing lately.
 
Joe Carl
He needs to see a scratch from the main body of this race in order to draw in, and he's been a popular draw the at the claim box lately, but this might prove to be a tough spot for him to try to go after his first turf victory.
 
Mr. Candy Bar
He ran pretty well in his most recent turf start, three races back at BHP, but he was beaten by today's rival Danderek in that race, and don't like to see that he has just a single victory in his last 19 starts going back through 2012.
 
Twin Six
Respect the fact that he has run well over turf in the past, but don't like to see the time off that he's needed between recent starts, and he's the only one signed on in this spot with just a single victory next to his name.
 
Kingman Kid
He's four-deep on the Also eligible list, and although it would be a little interesting to see him making his first turf start in a year, this group might prove to be a little bit too tough for him to handle.

Race 4

Oso Smart
Not many have route-racing experience in the field but he benefits from stamina after being primed on turf when no match for Carson's Ten who follows him here; middle-moved in latest and will need a well-timed ride to turn the tables today.
 
Cautious Giant
Has not raced past 6.5F; sire finished 2nd in his only dirt start in the Breeders' Cup Classic and won as far as 1M and 5-16th on turf; is the 1st foal dam out of a 1-for-4 dirt routes dam who finished 2nd in her only synthetic-surface start at 7F.
 
Carson's Ten
2nd-time Long is often an improvement angle; the question mark is a synthetic surface with his best Beyer and finish on turf with 1st blinkers; the workout for this was not very enticing but if can repeat last would be tough to get past here.
 
Candy Boy
Was screaming out for more distance in last and gets it here; has not raced past 5.5F yet; 6-for-6 sire took the 10F-Pacific Classic on DMR dirt; dam finished 6th and 7th in 2 synthetic-surface routes; sibling Clutch went 0-for-5 in all races at 1 Mile or longer.
 
Toomuchinformation
Sire went 0-for-5 in races at 1 Mile or longer and is just 1-for-43 with 2-year-old debut runners; is out of an 0-for-3 dam who did not race past 6F on dirt producing 2 winners from 3 other foals to race including 3-for-19 dirt-router Vata (49K).
 
Dothraki
Ran to the 40-1 debut odds when fading; has not raced past 5.5F yet; his sire took the Santa Anita Handicap at 10F; dam finished 4th and 10th in 2 dirt routes; 2 foals to race in dirt or synthetic-surface routes are 0-for-17 combined.
 
Bond Holder
Improving-Beyer pattern off the rallying-sprint defeats; has not raced past 6.5F yet; sire took the Jockey Club Gold Cup at 10F; is out of a 3-for-6 dirt-route dam (104K) who produced 2-for-9 dirt-router Rawley (15K); wish the workout for this stood out more because everything seems set for a big try.
 
Thunders Echo
Sire finished 4th and 7th in 2 synthetic-surface routes and is 3-for-23 with 2-year-old debut runners; he is out of an unraced dam who produced 2 winners from 4 other foals to race including stakes-placed King Solomon (2-for-6, 40K); only 1 foal ran longer than 1 Mile Hear to Me went 0-for-2 in dirt routes.
 
New Year's Day
Should appreciate the added distance here after rallying from last in the career debut; has not raced past 5.5F yet; sire took the Dubai World Cup at 10F on dirt; is the 1st foal out of a dam who finished 4th in her only synthetic-surface route.

Race 5

Summer Hit
Switches surfaces after coming up empty late as the chalk on the local lawn; he handles synthetic footing and the inside draw should allow him to get involved from the outset, but there is other speed in here; one to consider, but he'll have to earn it.
 
Wilkinson
Adds the hood for the move to the main track after failing to factor in the restricted stake here last month; he's been working well for his first crack over the local footing and there does look to be a good amount of early lick in here to set up his kick; maybe for a share.
 
Soi Phet
Steps up in sharp form seeking his fourth straight score; gelding does hae solid tactical foot and this outfit does seem to hold the key to him, but he's taking a big step up the class ladder for this and will need to move forward if some of these show up with their best; tough task, even in his current form.
 
Clubhouse Ride
Took a big step back in the G2 San Diego last month after more than holding his own against the best older runner in training out here; though one of these guys finished in front of him last time this is a softer spot than he's used to and his recent drills indicate he's ready to get back on track; one to beat.
 
Lucky Primo
Gelding has early foot and though he's been trying other surfaces he is ok over synthetic footing and owns a local score; expect he'll find himself near the lead here and that type of trip led to his Cal Cup score last fall; price should be right to give him a look.
 
Batti Man (ARG)
Five year old was no match for Clubhouse Ride when they met 2 back in the G2 Californian a few months back but he did finish in front of that foe in his first start here this season; sprint try in the G2 Pat O' Brien last week may have sharpened his early interest some and the stretch back out can help, but don't think he's going to be able to make the top here without a fight and that won't make it easy for him to stay.
 
Sky Kingdom
Cuts back after being beaten less than a length by a subsequent Pacific Classic entrant in the last out marathon stake; while he's been better at longer trips he can handle shorter one turn distances and he should have some bottom from his recent tries; late kick makes him a contender.
 
Hawk's Eyes (BRZ)
Hasn't done much in either of his spins since shipping here from his native Brazil and now he'll give the main track a shot; 4 year old has been working long of late over the local main track for this and he showed enough ability in South America to warrant at least a look at what figures to be a big price here.
 
Liaison
Barn's second runner in here should be better with the G2 San Diego try behind him and he's been working as such; 4 year old wasn't good enough to get to Clubhouse Ride 2 back at Hollywood but he did finish in front of him last time and his prior efforts were quite good; pace in front of him should help set up his kick; main danger.

Race 6

Llandudno
Great sign that she saved best for last when making her DMR-synthetic surface debut rallying boldly from 10th to just miss; cutting back a half furlong does not help the confidence level noting she has always broken a bit slowly from the gate and could use added yardage to get up in time; her lone win was at longer than this.
 
Atlantic Swing
Has never raced shorter than 7F until today; even finish in last when posting her-best USA Beyer speed figure; stamina has been the issue in routes which why cutting back in distance today adds to the appeal; the 3-back runner-up and show finishers Beyered 99-83 in next-out DMR-Grade 1 and optional-claiming wins.
 
Spring Breeze
The 5F-workout for this suggests she is ready to fire another biggie; win rider from last lands on Tribal Peace for this 1st-off-the-claim start; taken from a high-win percentage trainer which is not a good win angle; clearly had to be impressed that her 1st DMR-synthetic surface start represents a career-best Beyer; can she fire right back for the new barn and returning in just 24 days when her latest was with 53 days between races?
 
Paris in April
The workout for this was not inspiring; class drop from a stakes event into a race where she can be claimed; the 0-for-4 synthetic-surface record is not easy to take as clearly she has been best on fast dirt; 2-back beat he runner-up finisher who Beyered 53 in a next-out BOI-optional-claiming win.
 
My Gal Candy
Willing to excuse latest at DMR where she broke last then flew home; 27%-winning long-layoff trainer gives no doubt that she will be ready to fire strongly right off the more than 13-month absence but must break from the gate better; beat the 3-back show runner who Beyered 75 in a next-out GG alw. win.
 
Tribal Peace
Obviously wish she fared better than in her May-layoff race where she posted a career-low Beyer; exits a career-best speed figure 48 days ago when scoring from off the pace when making amends after being a beaten favorite; the 3-back winner repeated in a DMR-200K stakes with an 88 Beyer; 2012 DMR start saw her defeated by the winner who repeated in a DMR-150K event with a 68 speed figure.
 
Socialbug
Made the lead in the career debut but has Mia Lady and Sping Breeze to battle with early here; she could not have been any more impressive in her $3 unveiling performance with tons of upside for start 2; steady-solid worktab for this already showing she can handle today's DMR surface effectively; try to catch me.
 
Mia Lady
One race in career at today's distance was her career-best Beyer blowout gate-to-wire victory defeating the show runner who Beyered 65 in her next-out DMR-MSW win; main concern is she only runs one way and that is right to the lead but has Socialbug right inside of her who also has super-gate speed as well; the pace scenario could set things up for a late runner.
 
Mum's Truckee
Exits a career-best Beyer when racing on DMR synthetic for the 1st time; broke last was rushed up then gamely missed the exacta; can she fire back to best with 3 weeks between starts noting last was with nearly 5 months fresh?; the 2-back runner-up and show finishers Beyered 87-82 in next-out BHP-allowance and SA-optional-claiming wins.
 
Tayrona
Saved her 2 best races for synthetic surface finishing 2nd best to the 3-back debut winner who is now 4-for-4 taking her next 3 races with 99-93-91 Beyers including the Grade1 Test; she should work out an ideal trip rallying into a hot pace flow; if can repeat latest racing on DMR synthetic will be hard to hold off late; is another who comes back in 3 weeks when her best race was off a 7-week break.
 
Possible (GB)
Winless since May, 2012, on turf at 1F shorter; declining-Beyer pattern since the USA debut in March; appeared she wanted no parts of today's synthetic surface in last when eased to finish last behind this same group; DMR workout for this was good but off latest would be a shocker.

Race 7

Eddies Curl
Can atone today with the scheduled removal of blinkers; ran well from the fence in her maiden voyage and might be reserved further off the early lead today and middle move at the appropriate moment.
 
Swissarella
Exits a deceptively good performance where she attended the pace until the final furlong; should earn a major share today if the early fractions are less heated; definitely worth some follow-up in our book.
 
Shoot Me Another
Newcomer hails from G2 type High Brite who banked 1.15 million and whose progeny have won 74 out of 706 debuts; the dam won 1 of 5 and 21K; among the winning siblings is 330K earner Pack Your Bags.
 
Loveshine
Beginner was sired by G1 type Swiss Yodeler who amassed 761K and whose progeny have won first out at a rate of 11 percent; the dam won 6 of 15 and 206K; among the winning siblings is 467K earner Clubay.
 
Sixy Eddie
Note strong blowout from the gate 10 days ago; her sire won a G1 and 837K; descendants of Square Eddie are zero for 5 in debuts; the dam was without a victory in 4 attempts; sib to 62K earner Sixy Song.
 
Heaven and Earth
Cooked in a long pace battle first time out; her sire won 6 of 22 starts; the dam won 1 of 9 and 36K: among the winning sibs is 12K earner Take a Knee; dangerous if getting away free and clear in opening stages.
 
Native Empress
Might have been compromised by the rail in her first run; her sire won 2 of 3 and 98K; the mom won 3 of 17 and 44K; sib to 20K earner Precious Is Gold; draws right outside of one of the probably pacesetters, a tactical advantage.
 
Keepnherinthedark
Offspring of turf star Kitten's Joy, who won multiple G1s on that surface and 2.07 million, have won 48 out of 293 initial starts; the dam won 2 of 23 and 160K; sib to 118K earner Maverick Man; upgraded in the latest drill at five-eighths.
 
Miss Loujean
Woke up in the last venture when breaking from this same slot; must avoid an early tussle with Heaven and Earth yet still warrants some play if that one remains in attendance as she showed much more staying power in that latest run.
 
Stole a Kiss
Made up decent ground in the last performance but now may be compromised by this wide post; her sire won 6 of 19 and 703K while the dam involved never competed; among the winning siblings is 334K earner Quisiana.
 
Say's Who
Fair showing 2 weeks ago when aided by quick early splits; needs a late scratch among the non-pacesetting types in order to have a realistic chance here; interesting item for excellent trainer/jockey combo.
 
Wired for Fun
Rallied belatedly when outfinishing Say's Who recently but will need much luck in order to get to the starting gate today; unlucky lass had a difficult trip when seeing the heels of Swissarella back in June.
 
Come On Alannah
Tries a longer distance once again but overall Beyers come up short in comparison; a hard runner to assess until she has a race over the track; suggest a wait and see betting approach if she somehow starts today.
 
She's Flush
A steady performer but in the claiming ranks and the ascent to the special weight class is a steep one; showed more early speed in the last assignment but still remains a question mark against this caliber; pass for now.

Race 8

Tiz Dynamic
Steps up off a solid local trip score over claimers and now he'll move to the fence; gelding did return to work ok, but he'll need to take a good step forward to prove a threat at this level; siding against the repeat.
 
Northern Iowa
Should be tighter with his first start of the year behind him and he'll draw much better here than he did in that one; he broke his maiden here last summer and his work here last weekend suggests a much improved try may be on tap; contender.
 
Indycott
Sophomore will try winners for the initial time in his first crack off this barn's claim; open lengths maiden score earned a light number and he'll need to find quite a bit more to step at this level; have to side with others for the money spots.
 
Master Cip
Sprinter stretches out after a crowded beginning hurt his chances in his first spin out here; expect he'll be more involved early at this trip and his dam did drop a 10 time route winner so maybe he takes to the stretchout, but it's tough to have much faith in him off his current efforts.
 
Planet Sunshine
Statebred was coming as the wire approached in his local return and maybe he moves forward second off the freshening; his efforts here last summer would make him a big threat and the price does figure to be right.
 
Unusual Heatwave
It's been a full year since that triple digit Beyer effort behind recent G1 SW Fed Biz in the local El Cajon; he's got the turf sprint tightener in him for the stretch back out and it's no secret he loves the taste of the local water; barn has been blanked this year, but this guy could well get back on track here.
 
Blue Tone
Took a step back in his local debut when nosed by one of today's foes for third money in his first crack with winners; lightly raced 4 year old was pretty sharp breaking his maiden at Hollywood and his positional foot should have him in a good spot from the bell today; bounce back effort makes him a big player.
 
Germany Bay
Sprinter tries a route of ground for the first time in a while after failing to factor from the bell as the chalk last time; maybe he was still feeling the big try 2 back and will be better set to compete with that one behind him; don't know that he'll love the trip, but they'll know him early.
 
Java Man
Seven year old returns from another break with a steady recent worktab in tow; he has run fast enough in the past to contend here, but he did get a solid clip in front of him in that last score and it came nearly 2 years ago; just watching he comebacker.
 
Soul Candy
Cal bred made little impact in the restricted stake on the local lawn last month and now he'll get back to the main track to make his local surface debut; he did win at this trip 2 back at Hollywood, but given his late running style a minor placing may be the best he can hope for.
 
Tiz the Truth
Hit the sidelines after offering improvement in each of his starts, culminating in the open lengths front end maiden score at odds on; he's working like he'll have lttle trouble taking to this new footing and he's shown he's versatile enough to fire from both on the lead and from a tracking spot; lightly raced sophomore looms dangerous in his return.
 
Holy Candy
Gray's local experience hasn't been very good, to say the least considering his Oceanside experience last summer, and now he'll give the level another crack; his last effort was better, however, and maybe it's a sign he'll have more to offer; with some pace in front of him he's worth a look.

Race 9

Awesome Baby
Bet like a good thing and she sure didn't disappoint; who good was the bullet move on the 25th?; pretty darn good; the average 6-furlong time that morning was 1:13. 30 and the drill was 2 ticks better than drill posted by Celtic Moon, who graduated at BHP and was 2nd beaten a half in the Grade 2 Best Pal; respect.
 
Fascinating
She looms the closing component of the Bafferts today; nearly 3 clear in last and miss should improve as the distances increase as she is kin to Grade 1 winner and $1.3 million earner Bodemeister; there is speed inside and outside of her and the splits should be hot enough to help the cause; look for rider to save a little ground, get her to settle, then try to make the one run; last angle to think about: Smith is 12 for 31 for this barn in the last year or so.
 
Concave
Took the heat of a duel in the debut, then improved in a professional manner; the winner of this race last year, Executiveprivilege, also was coming off a win in the Sorrento and she came from 5 to post the winning 88 Beyer; her rider is confident she can improve with distance with the way she trains and her trainer also likes this gal, O'Neill: "Concave could be very special if she stays healthy"; threepeat well within the realm.
 
Bajan
She held her own vs. winners in the debut; three exited the debut to graduated next out and the winner repeated in the Grade 2 Best Pal here 8/4 with a 74 Beyer; miss proved she could take the heat of a duel and still live to tell about it; the ability to find the wire seems to be her forte; don't ignore.
 
Southern Sunshine
Educated in the debut, she ran too good to lose in last; future still very bright for this gal as she is kin to Grade 3 winner and near $450K earner Den's Legacy; Gomez got a chance to figure her out and there seems to be plenty of room for improvement; maiden should be competitive here.
 
She's a Tiger
Versatile enough to run well at every venue; miss has natural speed and could show even more with the blinks today; Stevens hired for her toughest test to date; miss proved she likes this surface and nothing wrong with the bullet on the 23rd; sky is the limit for this gal as she is kin to multiple Grade 1 winner and over $1.4 million earner Run Sophia Run; over 4 clear in last and she showed a bit of a new wrinkle coming from third; improving and dangerous.
 
Sprouts
Green in the debut, note place horse in last was nearly 4 clear; Freeman trained the place horse in the stakes last time too; miss was challenged early but was also getting a little late; her rider after the last win, Gutierrez: "I used her a little bit away from there to get a good position. Then Talamo's filly (Harlington's Rose) ran up alongside us and put the pressure on. But my filly handled it well. In fact, that's the kind of experience that's going to make her better. She's mostly been running on her own and for her to feel the pressure today and keep on going is very good. The question now is can she run on? I don't know. She might, or she might not. But you know we're going to try"; looking at much more speed here.
 
Secret Compass
Youngster has a nice turn of late foot and should take to this demanding distance; miss got her last furlong in :12.42 last time; there are a couple of stakes performers if you go deep in her pedigree; she did improve with the blinks and the drills leading to this race are ideally spaced; a huge performance would be no shock.

Race 10

This One's for Mel
Tired in deep stretch in his only other race traveling at today's distance; figures to stalk Cacau to the front then hopes to get 1st run on the closers; has been a new runner since the barn change posting back-to-back career-best Beyer speed figures; the 2-back winner repeated in a DMR alw. with an 89 Beyer.
 
Rookie Sensation
2 giant rallys one on turf and one on synthetic it doesn't matter the surface; figures to save every inch of ground here then uncork the big-closing kick; his BHP-bullet 5F synthetic-surface workout suggests he is ready to fire another biggie.
 
Cacau
Has never been this far; speedster would have to scratch Friday from his 1st start on a synthetic surface where he has worked quickly for this; raced on the lead in 4 of his last 5 races he figures as the one to catch; know him early then hopes to hang on late.
 
China Prince
Another who has never been this far; hard to make a serious case off latest fade at shorter; career-best Beyer was on the lead at shorter on synthetic; the BHP-synthetic workout for this does not help the confidence level.
 
Under Review
The added distance is a concern after finishing evenly 1st time on DMR green when landing behind this same group; new rider will be his 6th different jockey in as many starts which is not a good-win angle; the 3-back runner-up and show finishers Beyered 83-78 in next-out DMR-112K stakes and GP-optional-claiming wins.
 
Meydan Magic
Just 1 race during career contested at today's distance was his career-best Beyer maiden breaker showing a big late kick; hopes Cacau and others fly early which would certainly enhance his late punch; after being troubled in last the win rider lands on Ranulf for this.
 
Los Bambinos
Best races during career have been accomplished at today's distance on grass rallying strongly; his DMR-grass debut race was solid and figures to work out a similar mid-pack closing trip for this; the 2-back show runner Beyered 87 in his next-out DMR-optional-claiming win.
 
Ranulf
Sire is 41-for-408 with 1st-turf starters; has never been this far; view as a major pace presence; dam did not race on turf but was stakes-placed (2-for-4, 48K); her only other foal to race Socio d'Oro finished off the board in his only grass start; win rider Garcia who seemingly had other options remains here.
 
Heir of Storm
Exits 2 last-place finishes which prompts the surface switch and strechout; his sire is 22-for-143 with 1st-turf starters; is the 1st foal out of an unraced dam; the show runner from last Beyered 93 in his next-out DMR-optional-claiming win; view as a pace presence for part.
 
Tricky Shane
His DMR-grass debut was not very enticing; racing style has suggested he would like to go this far but in 2 races at today's distance was outkicked in the final yards; the winner from last repeated in a DMR-50K claimer with a 78 Beyer.
 
Spring Up
Sire is 3-for-23 with 1st-turf starters; dam took 1-of-6 on North American turf but her 2 foals to race on the green are 0-for-8 combined on the lawn; great sign that his 1st race off the claim represents a career-best Beyer speed figure; been a new horse since racing on a synthetic surface but will be trying grass for the 1st time today.
 
Imperative
Been very best in 1-Mile races; finished off-the-board in all 3 races during career at today's distance; his grass-comeback race 1st time on DMR green looks better since the winner repeated with a 78 Beyer taking a 50K claimer.
 
Tiz Fitting
Clearly been best on fast dirt showing nothing in his DMR-grass debut when off slowly from the gate then not making any noise thereafter; the 2-back runner-up finisher Beyered 83 in his next-out GG-optional-claiming win; last time racing this far on grass is a career-best Beyer closing well when defeated by Los Bambinos.

Race 11

Shand
Off a career race and like the way she was getting to the winner; she has the two races to build on now but her best Beyers have been in the maiden claimers; rail has been ultra live at this meet at this distance to the tune of 14 for 56 or 25%.
 
Moon Ride
Been given time since the wide debut and love the spacing of the return drills; 5th finisher in last took a MSW, 9th finisher took a maiden $30K claimer and the winner was 2nd a nose in an N1X next out; 2 for 19 dam earned over $100K, was turf only; this is her first to race; got a feeling we have not seen the best of this one.
 
Wasted At Midnight
Connections thought enough of her to try the stakes last year; stakes placed 3 for 8 dam banked $65K; several multiple race winners in the family, one banked $85K; legit threat right back.
 
Tappingintherain
Kruljac has had 2 horses go turf to synthetic in MSW land the last 5 years and one won; grass debut not all that bad; winner of the debut repeated in an N1X, took a $62.5K optional, then shipped to the Spa and took the Grade 1 Test last week with a 91 Beyer; 1 for 5 dam earned over 20 grand; this is her first to race; the route could have helped the stamina; contention goes deep.
 
Scherzinger
Hollendorfer 4 for 18 or 22% the last 5 years with MSW returnees coming back 180 days layoff or longer and 4 ran second; 4 clear despite the poor start, Gate drills on sluggish side but steady; show horse in the debut graduated next out in a maiden $50K with help from the stewards, lost next 7; 2 for 12 dam was route only; both siblings won multiple times, once banked nearly $85K; a clean break and it could be a whole new ballgame.
 
Miss Charming
Forestry about 10% with firsters in a 555-horse sample; sire did not race at 2, graduated at 7 furlongs in second start, won multiple stakes including a G1; G3 winning dam took 5 of 19, banked nearly $225K; several multiple winners in the tree including G1 winner and over $1.7 million earner Tout Charmant; love the spacing of the drills accentuated by the blowout on Wednesday.
 
Lyla Della
Cecil great with this move; he is 4 for 13 or 31% the last 5 years with second shooting MSW runners with a median payoff of over $15 and 2 others ran in the money; miss showed renewed energy in the drill 8 days ago; dam was unraced; both sibs won multiple times including near $90K earner Wiseman's Bluff; needs rebound run after the dull debut.
 
Sheza Eyeopener
Grand Reward about 9% with firsters in a 205-horse sample; sire took debut at 2 at about 6 furlongs on the grass at in Europe, took a G2, banked nearly $550K; dam was unraced; 3 of 5 siblings won; top kin Kissamee Glitter took 9 of 48, banked nearly $250K; trainer has been around for decades and he has spotted them just fine this year.
 
Sidebar
Don't be too harsh about debut as Spawr seldom has them cranked to the gills to kick it off; she could have sulked after the slow start in last but got within 3 of the lead and that bullet last Sunday screams off the page and trainer is usually very conservative with speed in the mornings; SP 2 for 11 dam banked over $100K; this is her first to race; look out.
 
The Magic Stone
At least she got a feel of the surface; dam just one for 11; both siblings won thrice including double SW and near $240K earner Street Life; shades and Stevens; nice.
 
Illicit Affair
Off a career race and note show horse was over 4 clear; show horse in the SA finale graduated next out and the winner that day repeated in an N1X, was third beaten 3 in the G2 HOL Oaks; champion multiple G1 winning dam banked over $3 million and Baffert trained; the half bro to win Tice, named for the football coach, took 5 of 42, banked nearly $180K; homebred may like it here.
 
Perfectamente
Sadler 1 for 19 the last 5 years going turf to synthetic with MSW runners but 4 ran second beaten a length of less; pretty cold on the board for a Sadler in the return; drilling steadily, but would have liked to have seen a local spin; show hosre in last took a maiden $75K claimer next out, 9th finisher took a maiden $12.5K GG claimer; 3 for 19 dam earned over $130K, was route only; this is her first to race; must display more.
 
Pearl de Vere
She has the 2 races to draw from but this is potentially a much tougher assignment; capable barn due for a bit of luck, check out the 9 slices this meet.